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Are Good Leaders Decisive?

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 1 July 1991

Abstract

The traditional image of a good leader is someone who is resolute and decisive. Research, however, indicates that the so‐called “macho manager” approach to decision making is potentially counterproductive because it not only leads to hasty choices but prevents withdrawal when decisions turn out badly. Some suggestions for overcoming the problem are made including skilful use of language.

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Citation

Drummond, H. (1991), "Are Good Leaders Decisive?", Management Decision, Vol. 29 No. 7. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000000075

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MCB UP Ltd

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